ERIC Number: ED260799
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Child Care: Options for the Eighties. A Report of a Conference (Racine, Wisconsin, February 11-13, 1982).
Levine, Marcy; Orr, Sally
Child care is one of the six focus areas of the child advocacy program established in 1975 by the Association of Junior Leagues to ensure that children and their families have access to the services and opportunities necessary for growth and development. Participants in the Association's "Child Care: Options for the 80's" conference included 19 child-care experts from academia, government, the corporate sector, and private agencies, as well as representatives of 16 Junior Leagues concerned with child care in their communities, and representatives of the Association. They examined the significant policies and developments in child care during the past decade and identified the major trends and issues expected to affect child care in the 1980s. This report provides the opening address, "Child Care: Trends and Issues," by Sheila B. Kamerman, and summaries of nine presentations focusing on infant and toddler child care, preschool programs, care for school-age children, information and referral services, and financing and delivery of services. At the conclusion of the conference, participants drafted an agenda for action, identifying five major issues and the strategies needed to address them. Findings and recommendations reached at the conference provide the basis for future public policy actions by the Association and individual Junior Leagues relating to child care. A list of participants concludes the report. (RH)
Descriptors: Conference Proceedings, Day Care, Delivery Systems, Early Childhood Education, Educational Trends, Financial Support, Infants, Information Services, Preschool Education, Public Policy, Referral, School Age Day Care, Toddlers
Association of Junior Leagues, Inc., 825 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022 ($3.50; 10 or more copies, $3.00 each).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Junior Leagues, Inc., New York, NY.
Note: Conference sponsored in cooperation with the Johnson Foundation.